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LIVE AMMO COSPLAY
Feb 3, 2006



Minrad posted:

HotS could have been salvaged as easily as just going the DotA route of making all heroes free and focusing on cosmetics. At worst let it be a loss leader to draw in people from other Blizzard franchises and from the two competing mobas so they get into the "blizzard ecosystem" or whatever insane marketing lingo they call it.

The fact that the game still has pay for heroes is a huge joke. They actually forgot to update the free to play rotation a few weeks ago so there were literally no free heroes available to play if you were new to the game. lol

Cosmetics cost too much to make, you need some sort of gambling for bigger numbers if you want the big bucks.

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LIVE AMMO COSPLAY
Feb 3, 2006



"Empty drops to pad out the loot boxes" is part of how loot boxes got so lucrative.

LIVE AMMO COSPLAY
Feb 3, 2006



If you want to derail the thread there is already a different bad thread you can do that in.

LIVE AMMO COSPLAY
Feb 3, 2006



Gamers are decent, hardworking folk who just want to come home after a hard day of work and unwind by typing vile poo poo into Twitch chat or Discord.

LIVE AMMO COSPLAY
Feb 3, 2006



Blizzard have a famous example of what half-assed moderation in an online gaming community will achieve: their notorious official forums.

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Feb 3, 2006



LIVE AMMO COSPLAY posted:

Gamers are decent, hardworking folk who just want to come home after a hard day of work and unwind by typing vile poo poo into Twitch chat or Discord.

I'd just like to point out that when I made this joke I had no idea there was another Nazi gamer goon Discord drama happening.

LIVE AMMO COSPLAY
Feb 3, 2006



Vegetable posted:

Reminder that Bobby Kotick somehow has an important cameo in Oscar-nominated film Moneyball. Friend of the director. Guy has connections.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXyisZLObHc

Well, he has at least one less powerful connection these days.

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LIVE AMMO COSPLAY
Feb 3, 2006



Poil posted:

Does blizzard really care if they completely brain drain all of the programmers and artists etc? Couldn't they just restructure into only having management, marketing and sales to sit on the licenses and subcontract out all the actual work?

Yes, if they even think that far ahead.

(They don't)

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